Backlinking SEO: Getting the most out of your back links and back linking strategy

Ask An SEO Expert – Duplicate Content from Article Syndication – Slingshot SEO Questions: There are a couple of websites that copy my articles and link them back to me. With all of the curating going on lately, I didn’t think this was a big problem. But recently I heard that this could be affecting my rankings, because these copied and pasted versions are identical to mine (the originals) and may result in duplicate content. Could this ‘copying + backlinking’ of my content be a problem? And how do I make sure that Google is recognizing my blog as the original source of that content? Do the backlinks back to my blog serve as indicators that I have the original content that should be listed in search results and therefore I don’t need to worry? Please help! Thank you!

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